Sequin King Ashish Cast All Black Models in His Latest Runway Show

Ashish Gupta is a Delhi-born British designer whose inventive fusion of sequins and not-so-obvious pop culture references have attracted the devoted lust of every London club kid worth their salt. In a time when American designers seem to be in a contest d'thirst for the attention and cache of THE YOUTH (cough; cough » 9/18/14 8:00pm 9/18/14 8:00pm

Fashion's 'Normcore' Trend Is Basically Brian Krakow Cosplay

Here is a thing for you to learn today: The latest craze to hit the beautiful elites of Manhattan isn't plucked from the runways of Fashion Week, it's ripped from the sale section of the Lands End catalog. The trend—dubbed "normcore" because it involves dressing up like a "normal" (and/or a guy named Norm)—consists of… » 2/27/14 3:15pm 2/27/14 3:15pm

How Can I Create a Work-Friendly Wardrobe on a Budget?

Dear Lifehacker,
I’m starting at a new job soon, and I want to upgrade my wardrobe so it’s more work-appropriate. I’m on a budget for building my wardrobe from scratch, though. How many suits and other pieces of clothing should I own for both casual Fridays and regular work days? » 7/18/13 1:46pm 7/18/13 1:46pm

Are Michelle Obama's Bangs the New Michelle Obama's Arms?

From my mom to the New York Times, everyone's got an opinion about the FLOTUS' new bangs. Concerned citizens are either, "BANGS YAY!" or "BANGS NAY!" and the nation, as it stands, is very invested. Some guy behind me at Starbuck's yesterday was telling his friends how Michelle Obama's bangs were keeping him up at… » 1/21/13 7:15pm 1/21/13 7:15pm

Study Suggests That People Are Attracted to Badasses Because Badasses…

Leave it to the latest scientific study to suck some of the glamour out of the mysteriously magnetic aura that surrounds self-proclaimed rebels and badasses like Ke$ha and Pee-Wee Herman: according to the deflating new study (published in Social Psychological Personality and Science) from Nicholas S. Holtzman and… » 12/02/12 3:00pm 12/02/12 3:00pm

Strapless Wedding Dresses, We Are on to Your Bullshit

It's not a secret that strapless bridal dresses are about as ubiquitous as that scene in movies where the officiant asks people in attendance at a wedding to speak up or forever hold their peace and someone speaks up, with comical results. But why? Strapless gowns are nearly universally unflattering, they're tough to… » 5/18/12 1:20pm 5/18/12 1:20pm

President Obama Encourages Female College Grads to be 'Stylish and…

Your gay BFF President Barack Obama delivered the commencement address at the all-women's Barnard College today. During his speech, he encouraged the Class of 2012 to focus on their own personal improvement rather than the "beauty and fashion" obsessed pop culture that surrounds them, but added an important caveat:… » 5/14/12 4:00pm 5/14/12 4:00pm

Game Of Thrones Fashion: You Know You Love It

World of Wonder's James St. James lists his top 7 GOT fashion orgasms, which include Daenerys' filigreed dress from Qarth, Arya's leather doublets, and a dead guy's fabulous breastplate: "Looks like they took an old Vivienne Westwood hangmen's sweater and dipped it in gold." » 5/08/12 2:50pm 5/08/12 2:50pm

Personally, I'm quite fond of Margaery…

The Obama Daughters' "Style" Should Not Be A Topic Of Discussion

As if the Los Angeles Times' investigation into Malia Obama's mysterious growth spurt — "Estimates put her at 5'9" or 5'10"," the once-great newspaper noted, "definitely taller than most children her age" — weren't enough, as Sasha and Malia Obama grow, they are also increasingly subject to public attention for their… » 12/14/11 3:05pm 12/14/11 3:05pm